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What does French Chardonnay Taste Like? | What is French Chardonnay | Tim Smith | SommelierQA.com

How would you describe a classic, French Chardonnay in terms of aromatics and taste?

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This sounds silly to say out loud, but everyone needs to drink more French Chardonnay. French Chardonnay are true examples of the varietal. Chablis (no or minimal oak) provides a reductive style. Clean, crisp with higher acid and tarter tree fruits. The iconic minerality pushes through as flint, and an elegant ..

Best Santa Barbara Wines and Grape Varieties Being Made | Laura Booras, Riverbench Vineyard and Winery | SommelierQ&A

What Are the Best Wines Being Made in Santa Barbara California?

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Pinot Noir The cooler climates of the Santa Maria Valley and Santa Rita Hills lend themselves SO well to this temperamental varietal. The wines are so different from both AVAs but both are really well made and delicious. Nebbiolo I’m not a huge Nebbiolo fan to be totally honest, but the best ones I’ve ..